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Enter drawing for a free 2-week lens rental

A winner has been chosen! Borrowlenses selected Bryan who wants to get his hands on the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 AF DX. Congratulations! Thanks for playing, everybody.

BorrowLenses What better way to get acquainted with online lens rentals than with a free rental? The folks at BorrowLenses.com contacted me over the weekend and generously offered Photodoto readers another chance to receive a free 2-week lens rental. This is the second promotion we’ve done with them. Bryan Villarin was the winner of our last drawing and spent some free quality time with the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM.

Here’s what you have to do:

  • Leave a comment describing which lens you would like to rent and why you want to rent it. Leave a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win (your email address will remain private and is used for no other purpose).
  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will need to place an order online with a valid credit card number to receive the rental. The card will not be charged but is required to ensure that the lens is returned. BorrowLenses.com is a reputable business but if you don’t feel comfortable with this condition please don’t enter.
  • The offer excludes super telephoto lenses and camera bodies.

That’s it! The comments will remain open until midnight on Tuesday March 17th, 2009. After that, BorrowLenses.com will choose a winner and we’ll announce it here. Good luck! And a big thank you to BorrowLenses.com for sponsoring this giveaway.

John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.

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  • Jason

    I really want to rent the Canon 300mm 2.8 IS lens. I am trying to save up to buy that lens, even through it will take me while. Being able to rent it for 2 weeks would give me a chance to try it and see if the lens I’m looking for for my needs. I would love to be able to try with my sisters sports teams and pictures.

  • David

    I would love to rent the nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, i want to see how amazing that lens really is and play around with a wide angle as I only own the 85 1.8 right now.

    • Are you shooting with a D700 or D3? If not, skip the 14-24 and rent the Tokina 11-16, Sigma 10-20, or Nikon 12-24. You’ll appreciate the wider view. If you have a full frame sensor definitely rent the 14-24. It is awesome.

  • Bernard

    I think you have a typo: That’s it! The comments will remain open until midnight on Tuesday January 17th, 2009.

    Anyhow, I’d like to rent a tilt shift just because I don’t have any idea how to use one and it intrigues me on what it’s capable of.

    • Yes, thanks! Corrected. The drawing officially ends on March 17th 2009.

  • Jameson Abart

    I’d like the chance to put the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L through the paces by experimenting with some tilt-shift techniques.

  • I managed to stick my hand into the concert photography cookie jar and enjoyed the taste. I’d love to upgrade to a faster lens and zoom to really capture these events. Which one will I try/purchase? BorrowLenses can help me decide and help grow my business. Thanks!

  • Sarah Brewer

    I would love to try out the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens. I tend to use my 50mm lens at 2.8 alot and I LOVE it, but sometimes I find myself needing to zoom or back up where my feet can’t take me. (I almost fell in a lake once trying to back up on a boat dock and get the shot I wanted!) I would love to have the option to get a wider angle or more zoomed in shot, still at my 2.8 aperture!

  • David Park

    I’d love to try out the Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS. I really want to try out this range of lens but I haven’t been able because I just can’t afford it right now. I’ve been playing with the idea of getting the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 II but I don’t think it would do Canon’s lens’ justice.

  • I’ve been wanting to try the Canon 24-70 2.8L for some time. My family is going on vacation in April so if I had the opportunity to use this lens, I’d be able to take advantage of one lens with a fairly good focal range for shots of my kids playing on the beach.

  • On May of this year, I will be embarking upon the next stage of my life by marrying my long-time girlfriend and for our honeymoon, we’ve decided to fulfill our long-life wish of experiencing the beauty of Europe with a 14-day Mediterranean cruise.

    As an avid photographer and proud owner of a Nikon D90, I intend to capture as much sights and moments that cities such as Rome, Venice, Barcelona have to offer which is why I would express my interest in the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AF. The lens is said to be super fast and best suited for photographing in poorly lit environments such as cathedrals or museums. Being able to photograph indoors and without a flash is the ideal conditions, hence my interest.

    And let’s face it, Bokeh shots are always amazing and this lens would yield some perfect results with the technique.

  • I’ve never shot with an “L” lens, nor a wide-angle lens, so the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L would be the one for me. I would love to play around and experiment with that one and see where it takes me!

  • I have been drooling over the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AF for a long time now. I wish I had enough money to get it but would LOVE the opportunity to play with it.

  • I am getting ready to leave for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Iceland with my wife. The photo-opportunities are innumerable and I currently only own three fixed length lenses. I would rent the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS not only is it an L series but seems like the best all-in-one lens available for my Canon 30d. My hope is for some amazing landscapes as well as unbelievable lifestyle photography. We are leaving March 23rd so It’s possible that the contest ends too late. But it’s worth a shot!

  • If I could rent a lens, I would like to rent a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5. I love photography, but can’t afford to fully experience this expensive hobby! I only have a 28-135mm IS lens, so to be able to rent a nice wide-angle lens would mean a lot to me. Plus, who knows where it might take my photography skills? :)

  • I’d love to try out the Nikon 85 1.4 lens. I’ve seen the amazing portrait work and sweet bokeh that others have created with this lens. Drool….

  • Bianca

    I’m really into prime lenses lately, and the Canon 24mm f/1.4L would be a dream to work with!

  • Justin

    I’d love to rent the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 AF DX Fisheye lense because I am going to Costa Rica on my honeymoon next Sunday and would love to get a picture of a lizard AND the amazing green background, all in one photo.

    • I love having the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye in my bag. You can’t use it for everything and I think people definitely overuse it but no matter what you are shooting adding a couple shots with the fisheye add a little creativity to your shoot. Weddings, performances, landscapes, interiors, and even portraits all can have their series of photos enhanced with a couple fisheye shots.

  • Tim

    I’d LOVE to rent the Nikon 45 f/2.8 PC-E Tilt-shift lens. I’ve been seeing applications of it (toy model look, straightening buildings, and portrait use) and have been dying to try one. My friends own the Canon variant and I was able to fiddle with it, but I’d like it for two weeks to see if it’s the right lens for me, to see if I can justify the $1,800 price tag, if I can learn to use it, and because it’s an awesome lens.

  • Don

    I’d like to shoot with the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 or the Tokina 11-16 because there’s a sign I’ve shot a few times, but the lens I have for my D90 just don’t get wide enough for the look I’m trying to get. I’d also like to try one of these super wides on my film camera for an even wider perspective.

  • I am chomping at the bit to try a wide angle lens, particularly the Tokina 11-16 f2.8. Have become obsessed with looking at other’s wide shots and want to try that route myself — getting UP CLOSE and personal!!!

  • I would love to try the Canon 100-400mm IS L lens. This is the legendary lens perfect for birding. I’m going away on Spring break in a few weeks and having this lens would be incredible. Thanks Photodoto.com and borrowlenses.com.


  • I would like to try a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8. I have a 50mm 1.8 and love it and plan to buy a 24-70 one day and it would be great to use one before.

  • Conner Downey

    I have a huge interesting in renting a wide prime lens, like a 28mm or 30mm. Winning this would be awesome for me.

  • I would like to try to Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 for sure.

  • Kevin O’Connell

    My niece and goddaughter, due to financial constraints, has asked her uncle to photograph her wedding, since the family has admired my pictures for some time. This is a first for me and all my research points me towards a fast wide angle lens for those low light situations (and my lack of expertise with flash). So the Canon 16-35 f/2.8L11 or 24-70 f/2.8L would be my choice. That and any free advice you may have to offer!

  • Wow, what a way to try out a lens!

    My choice would have to be the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L. I’ve done tilt-shift effects in Photoshop with some success, but I would absolutely love to use the real thing. (Then I could actually tell people that it was right out of the camera and not done in postprocessing!)

    A big thank you to John and BorrowLenses.com for this opportunity!

  • Kevin O’Connell

    My niece and goddaughter, due to financial constraints, has asked her uncle to photograph her wedding, since the family has admired my pictures for some time. This is a first for me and all my research points me towards a fast lens for those low light situations ( and my lack of expertise with flash). So the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L or 16-35 f/2.8L11 would be my choice. That and any advice you may have to offer!

  • Franklin

    I would love to try the Canon EF 14mm f2.8 Mark II. I am extremely interested in wide angle photography lately and would be interested in testing this lens prior to buying one.

  • Love to try the Canon 70-200 F2.8 – this is on my ‘sooner than later’ wish list, but love to try one to make sure it really does what I want!

  • Mary

    I would love to rent a tilt shift lens compatible with my Nikon D60. I am just starting out as a photographer and my first job offer is to take pictures of large (tall) drill rigs and before I go out and purchase a tilt shift lens, I would love to give one a try!

  • I would absolutely love to be able to rent either a Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 or a Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L. My only current lens is the 50mm f/1.4, and since I have a 50d I have the 1.6 crop factor, which makes it extremely hard to shoot for my 365 project.
    I’m confined to a relatively small space, and am often short on money so I can’t afford to buy a more versatile lens. I’d love the tilt shift as well due to the fact that I live in San Francisco and am constantly taking pictures of the buildings and with the tilt shift I think I could get very interesting angles, and it would give me a great experience to figure out how they work exactly.

  • I’d love to be able to try out the Canon 85mm f1.2L. I’ve got a wedding to shoot coming up and the lighting will likely be fairly low during the ceremony. The 85mm f1.2L seems like the perfect lens for that, plus I’d love to just be able to get my hands on an L lens of that quality.

  • Chris Pino

    As a natural light portrait photographer I would kill for some quality time with the Nikon 200 f/2. I am all about shooting wide open, so that lens was made for me (the price however, was not) I see in the rules it says Super Teles are not eligible for this, but on the site the 200/2 is listed under Tele and Super Tele so I am not sure if it qualifies for this.

    If it does not, I would also looove to get my greedy hands on the Nikon 85mm f/2.8 PC-E. For portraits, there’s nothing else out there like a PC-E lens

  • I would like to rent a 300MM 2.8L for two weeks in the month of June. My daughters Dance recital is then and its 3 days of little twerps dancing. I want to get some good shots

  • Sydney

    I would absolutely love to try out the AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D. I’ve never had a fisheye before and would love to try one out! The fisheye gives photos such a unique and funny look that makes me turn my head to the side and just stare it. Sounds kind of silly, huh? I’m always taking pictures of everything, but with this lens I think I would take on a new view of the things around me. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

  • I would love to rent the Canon Macro MP-E 65mm lens. I am a huge fan of macro photography and this lens are “it” for macro enthusiasts.

    I have equipment that will work just great with them: the macro twin lite MT24-EX, and a Velbon sliding rail.

    This lens are my dream lens, and would like to use them for two weeks to see how much I really like them!

  • I would want to rent the NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED, because I’ve always wanted to have fast glass on ANY of my lenses, I have an 18-70 f/3.5-4.5 lens and an 70-300 f/5.6 lens, so I would have a field day with ANY lens (especially the NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED) that has aperture below 3.5. If that lens would not be available, I would love a short focal length lens with f/1.4 or ANYTHING anything fast :)

    I just want to see what I could do with a fast lens!

  • I would like to rent Tamron Telephoto zoom lens – 200 mm – 400 mm – F/5.6 – Nikon F to practice some wildlife photography especially practice it in the Wildlife Sanctuary here in Colorado.

  • I would like to rent the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro. I live in a really old rented house. It’s creaky and it leaks heat like a sieve, but it’s got two things going for it: it’s full of very interesting bugs and there are a ton of flowers just starting to bloom. I’ve only got this place for a few more months before the owners come back and it would be a shame for all of these great subjects to go to waste just because I wasn’t able to save up for a lens in time.

  • Roger Banks

    Soccer season just started. It would be great to borrow a Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS for the opening game. Thanks!

  • Graham

    I NEED to rent the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L Lens. I’m shooting a sporting event, a model, AND a baby in early April and I really could use this as my current gear is limiting. I really need to win this or the pictures will probably suck. lol.

    I just want to see what it’s like to shoot with an L Lens.

  • I would love to rent the Canon 17-40 f/4L Lens. I shoot mainly band portraits and I’m totally blown away by the quality of this lens. It’s so clear, sharp and well built. Other than my 50mm f/1.8, i’ve just been using the 18-55mm kit lens the best I can since it’s pretty much all I have. This lens will help me up the image quality of these photos. It’s great on the far end and I really enjoy the wide angle that it has, giving you more options. It’d be a nice thing to shoot with for a couple weeks.

  • I’m a wedding and portrait photographer – strictly canon girl. I have been dying to try out the 85mm 1.8 on some portraits to see just how wonderful it is (I know it is, I’m just in denile that I don’t own it. lol).

  • I am dying to try out the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II so I can compare it with the 1.8 for low light portraiture.

  • jc

    I’d love to test drive the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM lens. I recently upgraded to the 5D Mark II, and I’d love to see that bad boy on the full frame sensor.

  • I’d really like to try out the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro AF-S VR lens.

    I have the 18-55mm, 50mm 1.4, and 55-200mm lens, but not a macro lens. This lens is on my list and would love to play with it first.

  • Von Taylor

    I would love to rent the Nikon 500 f/4G ED AF-S VR so I can really reach to the birds and wildlife I love to photograph.

  • Clay

    Am dying to try out Nikon’s 80-200 f/2.8. Cannot decide if should spring the extra dough for the speed.

  • I really want to rent a Canon 400mm f/2.8 or bigger to take some photos of a pair of Bald Eagles in their nest outside of Terre Haute, Ind.

  • One Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II please with fries, ketchup and mayonnaise LOL!

    seriously, I want to try an UWA lens and see If it’s a good addition to my camera gear. Also this April my family and I will be traveling to Maryland, Washington and neighboring states and I would love to snap famous landmarks, monuments and scenery. A nice wide angle lens would definitely do justice (I hope!)

  • Cory

    I’d rent the 85mm f/1.2L. I mean look at it, its glorious.

  • I was out shooting with a friend, and we found some trumpeter swans that we wanted to shoot. I have a Nikon 18-200VR, but it was just too short to shoot the trumpeter swans properly. I’d love to try out the Nikon 200-400mm f/4 G-AFS ED-IF VR, and have the reach beyond what I currently have. The F/4 would be a super lens to play with on my D300; fast and sharp.

  • Teresa C

    Having experimented with a cheap fish-eye toy camera I’d like to test out the pro-quality Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Fisheye for Canon lens to maximize the shooting fun.

  • Mike Woodhouse

    I would really like to try the Nikon 200-400mm f/4 lens as Yellowstone will be opening soon. I would like to try it on Wildlife this Spring in addition to the 70-300mm I currently use.

  • The canon 70-200mm f/2.8L is the lens I’ve wanted to use. I shoot a lot of sports, and I would love to try this lens out before I buy it. I’ve planned to rent it later this year for a baseball tournament, along with a 2x extender, but I’d love to play around with it sooner.

    I’ve been nervous about renting lenses, but if the experience went well, I can see myself renting very often, I travel a lot and sometimes I wish I some different lenses to take a long for the particular trip I’m on.

  • This shot is the inspiration for a shot I want to create:RCircular Fisheye. I’d choose the Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 fisheye for Nikon. I have this idea to go on the Wrigley Field tour and take a picture with the circular fisheye from short center field. I’d have the lens facing straight up in the air. I think I could get most of the stadium in the picture including the famous scoreboard. I’d remotely trigger the camera with Pocket Wizards so I could get my ugly mug out of the shot. I live a couple miles from Wrigley so I’d go on the tour on a day where the clouds and sky would add to the shot. What do you think?

  • I would like to borrow the nikon 105mm micro. I am such a huge macro fanatic, but I’ve never handled a true 1:1 macro. I would love to spend a week with such a lens, especially with spring just beginning here in Alabama.

  • i would love to play with the nikon 85 1.4
    i think it takes brilliant portraits and creates yummy bokeh. i would love to take it on an upcoming wedding or engagement shoot.

    • Even though a bit soft, nothing beats f/1.4 glass. I love the 50mm f/1.4 (both versions), the 85mm f/1.4, and have even borrowed the ultra expensive 28mm f/1.4. All of them are great for shooting bands in dark clubs and wedding with their dark churches and reception halls. Outside of the 50mm f/1.4 ($300 or $500 depending on the version) they are pricey to buy so renting is a great option.

  • Glenda B.

    I would love to rent the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L for capturing my son’s baseball games.

  • I would love to borrow the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for Nikon. I love landscape photography, but I haven’t had a chance to try anything wider then an 18mm lens. I’m picking the Tokina specifically because I am fascinated with using it for night landscapes with starry skies.

    • I love the Tokina 11-16 more and more each day. I use it equally for people and for landscape shots. Buy a bubble level for your camera’s hot shoe if you are shooting wide landscapes. It has really helped me get the image just right in the camera.

  • I would love to try out the 18-200vr for my nikon d50. The local state park lake is melting and would have fun getting some shots of the ducks and birds or other wildlife I just can’t get that close to. I am also trying to decide between buying the 18-200vr or 18-55vr and 55-200vr so I it would be great to see the diference in glass quality.

    Thanks, Ryan

    • You really can’t go wrong with the 18-200 if you want one lens you can use for most things and aren’t looking for something really fast.

  • Dana Stone

    I’d probably test out the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DiII or the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S ED DX. (still can’t decide!) I’ve been debating about buying one of these…it would be nice to test it out before I pay for it!

    I am near a military base and I’m going to be shooting some reunions as families greet soldiers returning from Iraq. Either fast lens would really help!

  • Jess Hughes

    I would love to borrow the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. I am just starting out as a professional photographer, and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to try out a pro-quality lens (that is presently way out of my budget). I am planning on doing an engagement shoot with my cousin and his fiance, and this would be the perfect tool for the job.

  • KG

    I would love to rent the Canon 100-400 L. I’ve played with this lens once for shooting portraits and absolutely fell in love with it. I’d love to try it out again.

  • Gary P.

    I’d luv to try the Nikon 500 f/4 ED AF-S VR w/my D80. i have the Nikon 80-400 and luv it, but I’d like to see what an extra 100mm and a full stop faster would do.

  • I would LOVE to rent the Canon 500mm f/4L for a couple of weeks! Now that it’s bird breeding season here in Florida there are beautiful Egrets, Herons, Storks and Ibis I’d love to photograph with the 500L.

  • shelly wynecoop

    i’m starting a photography business and am saving for the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR. i would LOVE to check it out before buying to be certain it is what i’m really looking for.

    • This is a must have lens. It is optically amazing at 2.8 or 11. It is the fasted focusing lens I have ever used. You will not regret renting or buying this lens.

  • Steve Mohundro

    I’m really considering buying the MC Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye (for Canon, although if I buy one myself I might end up getting the M42 mount version). It would be really great to get a chance to test it out!

  • I’d rent the Canon 100-400mm L lens. I have been reading all the reviews of this lens around the internet and decided that I really need to try it out. Actually, I was going to order the lens today to rent in a couple weeks while my wife and I were going to be at the Coast for her birthday. I had a few bird sanctuaries mapped out, and theres a local pond that has several dozen bird species and turtles too! Sadly, I now find myself unemployed as of yesterday. All my photography plans have been put on hold. Can’t wait to get my hands on this lens, but I guess I’ll have to find employment first.

  • Pete

    I love the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. It will be perfect when the weather starts to warm up around here. Thanks for the chance.

  • Anne

    I’m really looking for a telephoto lens right now, and next month, I’m going to see Obama throw out the first pitch at the Nats home opener, so I’d love to rent a telephoto for that – I think I’d want to rent the Canon EF 70-300 f4.5-5.6 DO IS for that.

  • I shoot Olympus and I noticed all comments here are for either Canon or Nikon, nevertheless, I’ll try my luck. I’d love to shoot with the Zuiko 14-35mm F2.0 lens. Not only is this one stellar zoom lens, but I’d love to use it in low light to see how well it really works.

    In case this lens isn’t available, my next choice would be the Xuiko 7-14mm F4.0 lens. The is quite simply one of the best UWA lenses out there and I’d love to see what artistic possibilities this lens can create for me.

  • I want to try the Canon 24-70mm 2.8
    sounds like the perfect work horse for Canon.
    I’ve tried th 16-35mm f2.8 and it’s great but I think teh 24-70 would be more practical and save the wide angle stuff for a dedicated lens

  • Dave

    I’m going to a party at the Playboy Mansion later this month, and would love a super low-light lens like the 85mm f/1.2 to get some great low-light shots. I’m usually shooting a 24-105 f/4 and would love the extra stops to capture the “action”.

  • Liz Brown

    I shoot my daughters modeling photos for her comp card and portfolio. I use a Canon 450D. I shoot her photos with a 50mm 1.8. A major clothing company saw my work and is going to use me to shoot part of their Spring 2010 line. I’d love to try the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM and see how my work will look with it. I don’t have the budget yet to buy another camera body, but a great lens will help me a lot.

  • I’d love to give the Canon EF 24-70MM f2.8 a spin for indoor portraits.

  • I would really like to try any 1.4 or 1.8 lens as I do not own one and know it would change many things for shooting.

  • Melissa J

    I would love to try the Canon EF 100-400mm. I take a lot of wildlife shots and my ancient 75-300 just doesn’t get me quite close enough. I photograph a lot of bears, so keeping my distance is rather important!! :)

  • I’d love to try out the Nikon 14mm f/2.8 AF ED for indoor architectural shots. It would be a great kick in the pants to hook up with another design company to do a trade show book for em.

    I have yet to play much with a wide angle lens as I opted for a telephoto with my last purchase – a decision I do not regret. Plus I love good fast glass!

  • Pam

    I am dying to play with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L because first, I’ve never played with L glass (I know) and secondly, I’ve never played with a wide angle! There’s SO many shots in my head to shoot with a wide angle and I would love to get to some of them!

  • (SCREAM) How AWESOME! I already own & adore my 50mm f/1.4 for most situations but would love to try getting closer on some macro shots or faster with candids of my children … hmmm, I guess that would be between the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens, the Canon 24mm-70mm f/2.8L USM Zoom lens, or the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens. Experiencing any of them would be a trill!

  • Arlene

    Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Fisheye for Canon looks like a fun thing to try out before buying one. Thanks!

  • I want to try the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 ! I am just getting into the photog business and i think this would be a great versatile lens for portraits & candids!

  • Jayashree

    I want to try out either Nikon 18-200 VR or Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens.
    I want Nikon 18-200 for my daily walk around lens and also to get good night shots and since it has VR capability, i am hoping to get a good quality image as a result.

    and Sigma 10-20 mm as i want to try my hands on wide angle photography.

  • Aaron Chen

    I would like to try the Canon 14mm f2.8 II. There’s a lot of nature and architecture around me that give the lens a nice workout and I also wanted to see how well it could shoot as a walk-around (odd, I know)

  • Cole Scott

    Like to give the Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR a run for its money. Currently shooting with the older 80-200mm f/2.8 without VR (great lens btw) and want to see if its worth the shekels for an upgrade.

  • Bernard

    I’d really like to take any tilt shift for a spin. I’ve seen the results out of them and they’re just intriguing.

  • Brad

    I’d like to try out a sigma 10-20 to add depth to my landscapes and to use while flying to get some interesting shots

  • A girl’s gotta try out a Canon Fisheye 15mm f/2.8 with her new 5D!

  • i’d so rent the 45 2.8 tse to test out! as a wedding photographer i’d want to see if it’d fit into my style of shooting and whether the big investment would work in a fast paced environment or get left sitting in my thinktank.

  • Greg

    I’ve got some high-rise spying that I need to do to prove to my children that I DO SEE ALL. So the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS would be a fun borrow!

  • Dave Rugh

    I’d like the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR because it is so versatile; low light; portraits; sports

  • I would like to rent the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L lens. It’s a lens I would probably never buy but I would love the opportunity to play with a tilt-lens lens.

  • Dale

    I would love to give the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX for Nikon a spin! I have been eyeballing this wide angle for a while to hit the streets of Kansas City with.

  • I shoot a lot of skateboarding and would love to check out that nikon 10.5 fisheye before I decide to buy one.

    Thanks, Nick

  • Ben

    I do youth ministry for a living and i shoot a great deal inside of a church, and for pictures of events etc. We are also going on a mission trip to guatemala and i’ve been only using a 28-135 IS for a few years. I’ve heard great things about 70-200mm 2.8 for everything that i do and would love to spend some time trying it out.

  • I may be different than the other contestants, but please give this one a shot! I’m a 15 year old student from Florida who LOVES disney and everything about it, and I’m in love with photographing everything that I do there and experience. I would die to try the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Lens and see how they work over at the happiest place on earth, maybe so I could get mickey bokeh? Just please? Make a ‘DREAM COME TRUE’? (:

  • I’d want to try out the canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS. I’ve been thinking about taking the leap to purchase this lens, with summer coming I love wildlife shooting, and the best shots are often late in the evening or early in the morning, when light is low. It would be great to be able to test drive it first. Thanks!

  • Angie P.

    I would love to rent a 17-40mm lens for my Canon Digital Rebel XT.

    It’s a lens I’ve been wanting for some time as it gets so much in frame. It would be an amazing every day lens for me.

    I would love the opportunity to get a free rental to get more acquainted with it.

  • Jazzfest Baby! Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 D would get some great shots.

  • I would love to try the nikon 50mm 1.4G. I am dying to give that one a try!!! I long for good bokeh!

  • Bill

    I am spending a week in the Badlands of South Dakota in April. The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS would be a fantastic lens to have on this trip!

  • I have just begun to use the Nikon D700 .. I have two lenses now that I dearly love … in September I am leaving on an 8 week cruise to Canada and then to the Caribbean ..

    My lens of choice would be the Tamron 200-500mm SP Di LD f5-6.3 for Nikon

    Thank you for the invitation to enter the contest


  • Chuong D.

    I want to try the Canon EF 24mm 1.4 II to see if it’s the right lens before i buy it.

  • Nikon 200mm f/2.0 If-ED AF-S VR

  • Nikon 200mm f/2.0 If-ED AF-S VR

    This lens would be perfect for showing the wonders of the Roller Derby. Nice and wide, as the action is indoors in a rink w/ bad lighting conditions, VR to cover any shake I have w/ the excitement of the game, and telephoto enough that I don’t get splattered by the girls while they are playin’


  • I would like try out the TS-E 24mm f3.5L
    tilt-shift is a style that is something not many people will go into, unless it’s through photoshop.

    and making interesting pictures is all i’m up for.

  • the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 AF DX Fisheye would make an excellent tool in my current 365 Day project, where i am taking one self portrait a day for one year. As i live in Georgia, and the weather is getting nicer, and many of my shots are moving outdoors… a fisheye would be really amazing to play with as spring takes hold, and the colors of the landscape begin to glow. I’ve been dying to shoot a fisheye for awhile, as im thinking about adding one to my camera bag.

  • I would love to try the Canon 70-200L f2.8
    I have heard so many wonderful things about this lens and would really love to try it out.

  • That’s it! Entries are now closed. It’s off to BorrowLenses for judging and the winner will be posted soon. Good luck!